This week is made of WIN!
I finally got to chat with my editor at Gallery. We've only just "met", but already I'm in love with her. (Yikes, is that creepy? Probably.) She had so many nice things to say about the book, and let me tell you, it's weirdly fantastic to hear compliments. We writers don't get very many compliments, you know. We get criticism, and we get rejections. So it's hard not to eat up sweet words like candy.
We're still waiting on a release date for the book. She should know for sure within a couple of weeks, but tentatively, it looks like CREEP could out be out in the summer or fall of 2011. Woo hoo! Once the release date is set, they'll set me up with an account at Simon & Schuster so I can create my author page. Woo hoo again!
Meanwhile, my homework is to compile a wish list of authors I'd like to blurb my book. I'm not sure what will happen once I send this list to my editor, but it will be fun to put it together. It's pretty amazing that a lot of authors I love are published by Gallery, like Jeffery Deaver, Greg Iles, Sandra Brown and, of course, the King himself. And that's only naming a few. I am humbled and awed to be part of this publishing family. I can't think of any place I'd rather be.
In other news, a writing pal and I are embarking on a new project together. It's too early to spill the beans, as it'll be another month or two before everything comes together, but we're pretty excited about it. And she's had her share of good news this week, too. (Go Jen go!)
Things are so incredible right now, I can't help but wonder what will go wrong (I wouldn't be me if I didn't wonder about that). But who knows, maybe I'll be surprised. Maybe, for once, nothing will.